K-12 Education Funding and the Effects on Seattle Public Schools

Tuesday, February 6, 7-9pm
Ballard High School Auditorium, 1418 NW 65th St, Seattle.
Entrance/parking is east of 15th Ave NW on NW 67th Street.

Join an in-depth panel discussion on the new Basic Ed funding bill, school funding shortfalls, levy restrictions, capacity issues, Lincoln High School and other issues facing our schools and city. Share the Facebook event with your communities

Forum Panelists

  • JoLynn Berge, Seattle Public Schools Asst. Superintendent Business and Finance: “SPS Budget Implications”
  • Mike O’Brien, Seattle City Councilmember District 6
  • Scott Pinkham, Seattle Public Schools Director District 1
  • Heidi Bennett, Seattle Council PTSA & WA State PTA, Region 6 Leg. Chair, “Update on McCleary and the Basic Ed Bills”

To request childcare email: Northeast@scptsa.org. All are welcome to attend.


Tuesday February 27, 6-8pm (CORRECTED DATE)
Leschi Elementary Cafeteria, 135 32nd Ave, Seattle
Parking available in the playground – enter from Spruce St.

Leschi Elementary PTA presents an in-depth panel discussion on Basic Ed funding bills, school funding shortfalls, equity in schools, K-3 class size, capacity issues, boundaries and other issues facing our schools.

Forum Panelists

  • JoLynn Berge, Asst. Superintendent Business and Finance, SPS: “Seattle Public School Budget Implications”
  • Zachary DeWolf, School Board Director District 5, SPS
  • Jill Geary, School Board Director District 3, SPS
  • Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilmember District 3
  • Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Councilmember District 1
  • Heidi Bennett, Seattle Council PTSA & WA State PTA Region 6 Leg. Chair: “Update on McCleary and the Basic Ed Bills”

Pizza and drinks will be provided! Childcare available for k-5 kids (numbers limited). To request childcare email: leschiptafundingforum@gmail.com by February 13. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to leschiptafundingforum@gmail.com.

Submit your questions for the panel to our Facebook event page

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